Renata Avila, (Guatemalan), is an international Human Rights lawyer, specialising in the next wave of technological challenges to preserve and advance our rights, and better understand the politics of data and their implications on trade, democracy and society. She is an Affiliate with the Stanford Institute of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. She is an Advisory Board member for Creative Commons. She also serves as a Board Member of the Common Action Forum and a Global Trustee of the Think Tank Digital Future Society. She is an advisory member of the initiative Cities for Digital Rights. She co-founded the Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms, the Progressive International and the Polylateral Association, an international platform cooperative for knowledge workers. @avilarenata
Latest posts by Renata Avila from May, 2007
Guatemala: Town's oldest school to be demolished…and teachers on strike
A local school in San Pedro La Laguna in Guatemala is about to be demolished, and in its place, a new market built. This brings about questions about the status and importance of public education in Guatemala. Bloggers discuss the government's proposal to distribute $100 computers, as well as proposed raises to teacher salaries in spite of their strikes.